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Lauren Brukner

I am a Senior Occupational Therapist who graduated with a Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from New York University.I am a mom of three kids. I specialise in sensory integration and self-regulation strategies in children and young people, and their implementation in home, school, and community settings. I hold advanced training and certification in Integrated Listening Systems, and is a Certified Screener for Irlen Syndrome/Scoptic Sensitivity. I am a contributing author to Autism Parenting Magazine. I have appeared as a guest on The Autism Show and The Manhattan Neighborhood Network's School-Home Connection. My books have been listed as resources on websites such as Everyday Health, Aol's Health and Wellness, MSN Health, and Friendship Circle, as well as Special Needs Book Review, among others.

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How to Make a Fidget: DIY Sensory Disorder Toys

As children of an occupational therapist, my kids are well-versed in the use…

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Play, Participation and Physio - Raising Children with Special Needs

"This is my favorite thing I've done all summer!", my eldest daughter…

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Playroom Turned Imaginary World - Tips For Special Needs Parents

It was a Wednesday, late morning. Me and the kids were all geared up to go outside,…

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Summer With The Kids - Raising Children With Special Needs

"Oh my gosh, your kids are home with you?!" "What are you going to…

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Nobody Has The Right to Tell You What’s Beautiful or Not - Raising Children With Special Needs

"Mommy, he said that I had an ugly face." I froze, mid-smile, as my children…

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Laughing, Creating, Learning - The Developmental Benefits of Exploratory Play

On my blog, I talk a lot about the importance and value of imaginative and exploratory…

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Everything I Do is For Them - Being a Special Needs Parent

The camp bus should be arriving any moment. It's a beautiful July afternoon.…

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